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    Is it worth trying to salvage? I can take it to a mobile phone repair shop where they said they may be able to get it to turn on but may need parts replaced too and they wont guarantee the work and the parts only for 3 months. $60 just to look at it

    Its a samsung galaxy sII so its a good phone. Its my dh's phone. He dropped it in the loo!

    Anyone had any luck with this before?

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    Default Mobile phone dropped in water

    Take the battery out and put the phone and battery into a container full of rice over night works wonders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Take the battery out and put the phone and battery into a container full of rice over night works wonders
    We actually tried that already last night. Still wont turn on.

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    Default Mobile phone dropped in water

    Just leave it to sit air for a few days and it should come good. I once dropped a phone in an esky and didn't realise until 3 hours later. I left it with battery out on the dash of my car and it was all good a few days later

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    Hair dryer?!

    My DD2 spewed on mine, gross I know, but it got in the battery plug hole and the home button, I didn't have any rice, but a good 10 minutes with the hair dryer worked wonders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    Just leave it to sit air for a few days and it should come good. I once dropped a phone in an esky and didn't realise until 3 hours later. I left it with battery out on the dash of my car and it was all good a few days later
    lol really? An esky full of water? If so there may be hope yet!

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    Default Mobile phone dropped in water

    Definitely don't use a hair dryer it can damage it even more. Leave it a few more days in the rice, also try a cotton tip in the headphone ports etc. I did this after getting water on my iPhone (wasn't fully submerged though) and its fine now

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    Give it a couple days to dry out. If it comes good you should be fine for a while. But honestly some phones ends up having speaker issues, ear piece issues and screen issues. phones are getting relatively cheap now. It might just be an expensive lesson unfortunately.

    The toilet? Bit of a pooey situation you got there.

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    Mine slipped out of my bra into the bath whilst bathing DD.
    I took battery out and did the rice trick. I tried it every 12 hour or so with no luck.
    By day 3 I was going out to buy a new one and thought 'I'll give it one more go' and it turned on. Was an iphone and that was 4 months ago. still working great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    Give it a couple days to dry out. If it comes good you should be fine for a while. But honestly some phones ends up having speaker issues, ear piece issues and screen issues. phones are getting relatively cheap now. It might just be an expensive lesson unfortunately.

    The toilet? Bit of a pooey situation you got there.

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    Lol he hadnt gone to the toilet yet luckily haha....eww!

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